The narrator is being taken down into the dungeon. "... there came a most deadly nausea over my spirit, and I felt every fiber in my frame thrill as if I had touched the wire of a galvanic battery."
The Narrator has been taken to the dungeon. ...the blackness of darkness supervened; all sensations appeared swallowed up in a mad rushing descent as of the soul into Hades."
The narrator receives pungently seasoned meat. This thirst it appeared to be the design of my persecutors to stimulate: for the food in the dish was meat pungently seasoned.
The Narrator began to make a plan to use the rats to free him from his chains. "A slight noise attracted my notice, and, looking to the floor, I saw several enormous rats traversing it.
Fiery walls determine the narrator's death. "The glare from the en kindled roof illumined its inmost recesses." "I shrank from the glowing metal to the centre of the cell."
French General Lasalle saved the narrator from death. "An outstretched arm caught my own as I fell, fainting, into the abyss. It was that of General Lasalle. The French army had entered Toledo. The Inquisition was in the hands of its enemies."